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The Key Ingredients of a Sustainable Safety Culture

Posted by Sienna Luard·

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Let’s examine the key practices that mitigate risk and build a sustainable safety culture when applied systematically.


Leaders in a sustainable safety culture encourage workers to speak up about hazards.  Above all,  leadership actively demonstrates the value of stepping forward by putting effective controls in place.  This process reduces the risk associated with what employees report.  Companies with strong safety cultures value the insights that leading and lagging indicators provide.  Above all, the data will show that risks are being effectively identified and addressed.


People inherently have biases. A sustainable safety culture that has an insightful leadership team will work to understand the full picture.  Ask the right questions to get accurate data.  After that,  you will have an unfiltered understanding of what the data means. This valuable insight arms a team with the information required to make constructive decisions that have a positive and lasting impact.


Companies with sustainable safety cultures develop leaders that reinforce the value of the daily activities that make up a safety program and ensure that they are consistently done well.  Diligent monitoring and reinforcement on a daily basis transforms best practices into established routines.


Our goal at Wombat Software is to make it easier for companies to quickly identify and respond to hazards.  A resilient organization will react in a way that prevents a small error from becoming catastrophic.  Then,  leading and lagging indicators shine a light onto the lessons to learn from the incident.  In other words, A productive safety culture works to improve long term safety.  Therefore, finding fault is not a constructive approach.

How can the Wombat Team help your company build a sustainable safety culture?